Topic: Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health, Education, Human Resources.
2) “Human health and animal health are interdependent and are bound to the health of the ecosystems in which they exist.” Analyse with suitable examples. (250 words)
Why this question:
The author of the article discusses in detail Why healthy animals mean healthy humans, and how to meet that goal.
Key demand of the question:
One has to explain in detail the interconnectedness between Human health and animal health as well as the effect of ecosystem on such an interdependence.
Analyze – When asked to analyze, you have to examine methodically the structure or nature of the topic by separating it into component parts and present them as a whole in a summary.
Structure of the answer:
Begin with brief introduction on the context of the question.
Discussion should include the following:
Explain how developing countries like India have much greater stake in strong One Health systems on account of agricultural systems resulting in uncomfortably close proximity of animals and humans. This calls for strict health surveillance to incorporate domestic animals, livestock and poultry too.
Explain how animal health is connected with human health, explain with examples of avian influenza, Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome etc.Discuss what needs to be done?
Conclude by reasserting the need to balance the interlink and care for health of both humans and animals interconnected to the ecosystem.